James Evans Moore
August 3, 1932 - June 10, 2019
James Evans Moore, 86, of Cranfills Gap, died June 10, 2019 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. Celebration of Life Services will be 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Lawson Funeral Home.
James was born in Bosque County, Texas, to Louisa and Bryan Moore on August 3, 1932. He attended Cranfills Gap Schools and graduated in 1950. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, he went on to earn a degree in Geology from Lamar University. He founded Evans Standard Products Co. in 1971 and operated it in Cranfills Gap for 48 years.
James was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ethie Lee Cowand Moore; and brother, Merrill W. Moore of Odessa, TX. He is survived by his daughter, Kari and son-in-law, David Roush, of Hillsboro; son Robert and wife, Carole C. Moore of Abbott; sweetheart, Lucy Lee of Hamilton; sister, Dorothy Nystel of Clifton; grandchildren, James Roush, Audrey Moore, Bryan Moore, Meredith Moore, and Elizabeth Moore; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He loved life and lived it well. He read voraciously especially about military history and the natural sciences. He was an accomplished blacksmith and an enthusiastic vegetable gardener. He planted trees wherever he lived. He enjoyed travel, music and the arts but was happiest when with his family. He loved and was loved by all his family and he will be greatly missed.